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The Big Score (1983)

A narcotics detective lets nothing stand in the way of his bringing down a major drug dealer.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Detective Frank Hooks
... Angie Hooks
... Davis
... Gordon
... Parks
... Easy
... Goldy
... Koslo
... Mayfield
... J.C.
... Jumbo
... Cheech
... Hoffa
Stack Pierce ... New
Jerome Landfield ... Chief of Detectives
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Chicago police detective Frank Hooks, played by Fred Williamson, busts a drug dealer named Goldie. Goldie gets out on bail, then Frank gets a tip that a $100 million deal is going down. Frank and his partners (ably played by John Saxon and Richard Roundtree) stake the deal out, and break it up, but Goldie escapes with the money. After chasing the criminal on foot, Frank shoots Goldie dead. None of the police can locate the money. Goldie's boss Mayfield suspects that Frank has stolen the money for himself. Meanwhile, Frank is suspended from the police force pending an internal affairs investigation. Mayfield sends two gangsters to find out who snitched about the drug deal, and to which cop. Their informant names Frank Hooks. After Mayfield threatens Frank and his nightclub singer girlfriend (played by Nancy Wilson), the girlfriend's cat turns up dead. The criminals demand the return of their money, and stipulate a time and place for its return. After Frank rounds up some help in the ... Written by veloc <velo_00@yahoo.com>

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Detective Hooks is out to shake up the Mob and the whole damn Police Force.

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25 November 1983 (USA)  »

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If You Want Me To Sing Me (I'll Be A Song)
Performed by Nancy Wilson
Lyrics and Music by Clyde Otis and Ana Iza Otis
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If It Does Not Have a Wikipedia Entry...
17 September 2011 | by See all my reviews

I'm not sure what to vote. This literally showed up in my Netflix suggestions and what I've been doing lately is I've watched these random recommendations while reading the reviews/receptions in their Wikipedia entries... only this is the first time I can't find. There is absolutely nothing on Wikipedia at all about this movie at all.

Usually if there's no entry set up something popular, it will at least be mentioned in a relative entry. Not "The Big Score". I checked Nancy Wilson's page, Fred Williamson's page, John Saxon's page and none of them had it listed. Richard Roundtree's entry is the only one that acknowledges it and there it is non-post.

That's a sign of how bad it is, which leads to an even bigger mystery:

How and why is it on Netflix?


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